LEADNG FOODSERVICE supplier Nestlé Professional UK&I has announced it has signed up to the F9 Salt Reduction 2017 pledge; the latest Government Responsibility Deal initiative to help consumers further reduce their salt intake which was officially launched in May.
The latest initiative from the Department of Health sets new targets for salt reduction across 76 specific food categories to be met by 2017. By signing up to the pledge, companies are committing to support and enable consumers in reducing their salt intake to a maximum level of 6g a day for adults, as recommended by the Scientific Advisory Commission on Nutrition (SACN).
Nestlé Professional is one of the first major foodservice companies to sign up to the new pledge, which will replace the old F2 pledge.
Neil Stephens, Managing Director of Nestlé Professional UK&I commented: “The health of the nation remains a key issue and is one that the Government recognises must be tackled strategically and holistically across the entire food industry. Salt reduction initiatives are a major part of this.
"Nestlé Professional is committed to supporting its customers through product innovations that meet Government expectations. As part of our commitment to adding value to customer businesses’ Nestlé Professional also offer online nutrition training to drive awareness of the issues and solutions across the industry.”
The company aims to meet the targets within 3 years of signing the pledge and recognises its importance as a key step towards bringing the salt content of food in the out of home sector in line with the wider food industry.